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President-Elect Donald Trump Will Hold First Press Conference Since Before Election

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:35am

Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says, historically, leaders have distinguished "news" from "press" conferences to undercut the role of the press.

Vehicle Attack In Jerusalem Kills At Least 4, Wounds 15

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 7:25am

Israeli police say a truck drove into a group of Israeli soldiers who had just left a bus. The officials say the driver has been "neutralized," and that they are treating it as an intentional attack.

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Prolific Author And Jazz Writer Nat Hentoff Dies At 91

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 6:03am

The First Amendment champion and lifelong jazz enthusiast authored dozens of books and regularly contributed to several newspapers, in a writing career spanning more than six decades.

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Global Buzzwords That Will Keep On Buzzing In 2017

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 6:00am

From airpocalypse to UAVs, we decipher the trending terms of global health and development. And we even use them in a sentence!

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Cricket And Difficult Choices In 'Selection Day'

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 6:00am

Aravind Adiga's new novel centers on Manju, a boy from Mumbai, and his tyrannical father, who wants just one thing: To raise the world's best cricketers. But what does Manju want for himself?

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I'm Fasting For Science: Will It Help Tame My Multiple Sclerosis?

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00am

I like to eat, often and a lot. But when I heard about a medical study looking at whether fasting might tame the painful symptoms of MS, I was all in. Then I ate that 7 a.m. bagel.

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Obama Says Goodbye This Week, But His Message Hasn't Always Gotten Through

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00am

President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.

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